If you’re new to using the Instant Pot pressure cooker, you’re going to love this round-up of over 40 healthy, easy recipes for beginners. Learn to make rice, soup, potatoes, beans, and veggies. These recipes are great for meal prepping or for quick weeknight meals.

collage of healthy instant pot recipes for beginners

The pressure cooker is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to prepare healthy foods. I use it on a daily basis to make everything from baked sweet potatoes, rice, shredded chicken, soups, stews, and more.

Learning how to use the Instant Pot can be a bit of a learning curve, though. The most common complaint I get about the Instant Pot is that people have purchased one, but it’s still in the box.

I was guilty of that, too. When I first got an electric pressure cooker several years ago, I was scared of it. I was afraid of not doing it correctly and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to figure it out.

It does take some work to get started using an electric pressure cooker. That’s why I put together a whole step-by-step guide for how to use the Instant Pot.

But, once you’ve got the Instant Pot out of the box and you’ve done your water test, then you should be ready to go. Now it’s time to start making healthy food for your family! Here are some of my favorite easy recipes for beginners.

Healthy Recipes for Beginners

This list of Easy & Healthy Instant Pot Recipes is organized into two main categories: one-ingredient recipes and easy meals and side dishes. As you get started using your Instant Pot, feel free to reach out and ask me any questions in the comments section.

You can also join my free Facebook group where I share easy and healthy Instant Pot recipes. Or, you can see my entire index of gluten-free Instant Pot recipes.

Healthy Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners

This post includes over 40 easy and healthy Instant Pot healthy, basic recipes for beginners, including basic cooked proteins, soup, vegetables, and beans. Once you learn how to cook these healthy basics, you will find that you'll be so much more comfortable using the pressure cooker.


Here are some of my favorite single-ingredient basic recipes for the Instant Pot.

Easy Meals & Side Dishes

Here are a few of the easiest Instant Pot side dish and main dish recipes you'll ever find. These recipes are all healthy and made using real food ingredients, too!